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Bibliographic Databases

Bibliographic Databases

What Are Bibliographic Databases?

Bibliographic databases contain bibliographic records with analytical content that expands upon the content provided in library catalogs, which are primarily descriptions of items.

These databases usually focus on a particular field of knowledge, and contain various types of publications such as books, magazines, newspapers, reports and more. Using keywords, abstracts, and division by subthemes, bibliographic databases enable users to obtain relevant information and sources based on targeted research areas.

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RAMBI – Index of Articles on Jewish Studies

RAMBI – The Index of Articles on Jewish Studies – was founded by Dr. Issachar Joel in 1966. It is a selective bibliography of academic articles covering all of the fields of Jewish studies as well as the study of Eretz Israel and the State of Israel.

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The Henrietta Szold Institute

Information Center of the Szold Institute specializes in gathering information, developing databases and providing professional information services.

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Database of publications in the social sciences and education

Database includes bibliographic information and abstracts of the tens of thousands of publications and studies on education and social sciences, written by Israeli researchers and published in Israel and abroad. This is the only reservoir in which each item description bibliographic full and summary in Hebrew. Database collected information on books, articles, research reports and work degree and doctoral degrees in Hebrew and English, education, sociology, psychology, welfare, labor studies, demography, criminology, communications and administration and political science. The database includes publications from 1976 onwards. in certain areas there are publications in earlier years.

Research Tools

Database containing information on research tools used in studies conducted in the fields of education and society. It includes tools such as questionnaires, tests and scales. Description of each tool are listed among others in terms of data transfer tool and the validity and reliability, as they appeared in studies and the responsibility of the authors.

Haifa Index to Hebrew Periodicals - IHP

This project was conducted indexing Haifa University Library. The key is bibliographic database containing references to articles from approximately -800 900 -1 178 journals, of which about 400 current journals, articles from more than 240 files and selective articles from daily newspapers. The database also includes references to articles in other languages​​, especially on issues related to Israel. The key contains a number of reservoirs. To meet the needs of academic libraries on the one hand and public libraries and school libraries on the other hand, the user is offered a variety of search options: all the reservoirs, reservoirs only academic and research, academic databases, and professional studies or just daily press reservoirs.

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Bibliography of the Hebrew Book

The Bibliography of the Hebrew Book includes the national bibliography of the Jewish people; and detailed descriptions of all Jewish literature printed in Hebrew characters, including every type of literature and in every language. The Bibliography includes most of the books, pamphlets and magazines printed in Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino, Judeo-Arabic, and other Jewish languages, found in collections in Israel and abroad, starting from the beginning of Hebrew printing (circa 1460) through 1960.

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The recording of the books is done in a scientific manner according to rules set by an editorial staff led by Prof. Gershom Scholem and Prof. Ben-Zion Dinur, and was based on examination of the books themselves. It includes a full description of the contents of the book and accompanying material, as well as all participants in its composition: editors, translators, authors of forewords and introductions, interpreters and illustrators and more. The description also relates to all works of the author and the relationship between the various editions of the works, with special emphasis on matters related to the composition of the book and its printing.

The Bibliography of the Hebrew Book also includes a short biography of all the artists who worked in Israeli literature, including authors, translators and so on.

The database currently contains 115,000 bibliographic records and more than 15,000 biographies of persons. Furthermore, the National Library's comprehensive catalogue contains close to 50,000 links to the Bibliography.